The flowcharts are designed to help editors follow COPE’s Core Practices and implement its advice when faced with cases of suspected misconduct and have been translated into a number of different languages. They can be downloaded individually (English only) or as a complete set.
What to do if you suspect image manipulation in a published article
- Image_Manipulation_in_a_Published_Article.pdf [PDF, 113KB (Version 1, October 2018)]
Journal Management/Publication Process
Systematic manipulation of the publication process
- Systematic_manipulation_of_the_publication_process.pdf [ PDF, 482KB (Version 1, November 2018)]
General Approach to Publication Ethics for the Editorial Office
What to do if you suspect an ethical problem
What to do if you suspect peer review manipulation
COPE's flowchart on what to do if you suspect peer review manipulation discovered either during or after the peer review process.
- What_To_Do_If_Suspect_Peer_Review_Manipulation.pdf [PDF, 280KB (Version 1, December 2018)]